Topside a Flavor Killer?

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  1. IcepickMaker84

    IcepickMaker84 Bronze Contributor

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    Recently got a Topside and when I put the rda on it that I had on the Pulse 80w (literally just took the Hermetic off the Pulse no wick or coils changes) there was no flavor at the same wattage. I tried bumping it up to 40w from 35w and while the flavor improved slightly it was nowhere near as delicious as on the Pulse. I’ve tried swapping rda’s and still no decent flavor like I’m getting from my other Squonkers. Is there something I’m doing wrong or am unaware of?


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  2. JuicyLucy

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    That's odd - the first thing that comes to mind is maybe Topside squonk isn't getting the juice up to the coil as well as the Pulse 80?

    I have that happen once, but I can't remember which mods were in play, it was a long time ago

    I do remember squonking with the cap off to see what was going on - and the volume of juice hitting the deck was significantly less with the listless tasting vape - just wasn't getting enough saturation

    I do not own a Topside, Pulse 80 or Pulse attie so this is a shot in the dark :)
     
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    I didn’t even consider juice flow as a possibility, the Topside bottle is quite a bit tougher of a bottle too.


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    I'd do a visual comparison - pop the top off and give it a squonk and watch how the juice flow behaves on each mod
    Easy to do - and eliminate or verify it as the cause
     
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    Will do. Thanks for the suggestion!


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    Well this may be something to look into. I have a profile on my Topside and one on my Cut. When I squonk the cut the juice is flowing everywhere. With the Topside I have to squonk for about 10 seconds for the wick to be completely saturated. There was a video or photo somewhere that showed the guts and there may be a bend in the tubing. It's not supposed to bend but you know
     
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    So I should just squonk longer?


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    That's what I do. I have tried the Topside with a different rda though. I just figured I had too much cotton.
     
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    Update

    Swapped out the .43 coil for a .2 in the Hermetic rda and doubled squonked to really saturate the wick each time, the vape was much better!


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